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[texts]Bombers - Ayling, Keith, 1898-
Contents 1. A Short History of Bombers i 2. Heavy Bomber 12 3. The Flying Fortress 22 4. The Liberator 42 5. British Heavies: Lancaster and Halifax 57 6. Stirling, Wellington, and Whitley 75 7. American Medium Bombers 83 8. British Medium Bombers 104 9. The Boston h i 10. The Mosquito 119 11. Dive Bombers 127 12. Torpedo Bombers 137 13. Patrol Bombers 143 14. Russian Bombers 156 15. Axis Bombers 160 16...
Keywords: WWII; Airplanes, Military; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations; World War II
Downloads: 294
[movies]Flak, 1944 - United States. Army Air Forces
1944 United States Army Air Forces film #TF 1-3389, Flak.  Animation by Walt Disney. There is a slightly different print in the Internet Archive Feature Films. https://archive.org/details/Flak_AAF description "FLAK (TF 1-3389) — Treats of three types of enemy antiaircraft fire, the technique employed in their projection and the evasive action recommended for each type."National Archives description "This film provides an in-depth look at the weapons and methods of German and Japanese anti-ai...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, German; Air defenses -- Germany; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War II; Training Film
Downloads: 131
[movies]German Air Power, 1939
Nazi film. "Shows ground and aerial views of various types of German war planes in flight and preparing for flight. Includes shots of German planes bombing a city." National Archives Identifier: 6911 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself...
Keywords: WWII; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, German; World War, 1939-1945
Downloads: 146
[movies]Nazi Helicopters - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #16487. National Archives description "1) LS German 'copter in flight.2) MS 'Copter landing on deck, SV3) MS 'Copter taking off.4) MS 'Copter lifting object with line.5) MS 'Copter hovering.6) LS 'Copter in flight, with vehicle suspended beneath it.7) LS 'Copter landing.8) LS 'Copter equipped with pontoons, landing on water and taking off.9) CU Nose of 'copter.10) CU Landing gear of 'copter.11) MS 'Copter blades starting to turn.12) MS 'Copter hovering over deck.13...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; Helicopters; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, German; World War II
Downloads: 49
[movies]Aircraft Recognition: Focke-Wulf 190 - United States. Army Air Forces
Army Air Forces training film #TF 1-3681 Aircraft Recognition: Focke-Wulf 190. National Archives Identifier: 6044534 no description. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Keywords: WWII; Focke-Wulf Fw 190 (Fighter Plane); United States. Army Air Forces; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, German; Airplanes, Military; Airplanes -- Recognition
Downloads: 99
[texts]War Wings: Fighting Planes Of The American And British Air Forces - Cooke, David C.
CONTENTS FOREWORD 7 INTRODUCTION 13 I PURSUITS AND FIGHTERS 17 II LIGHT AND MEDIUM BOMBERS 59 III HEAVY BOMBERS 95 IV FLYING BOATS AND SEAPLANES 113 V TRAINING PLANES 139 VI MISCELLANEOUS TYPES 175 VII AMERICAN PLANES IN THE R.A.F 205 Digitized by Google.
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; Airplanes, Military; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, British; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Great Britain. -- Royal Air Force; World War II
Downloads: 21
[movies]Japanese Plane Being Shot Down By United States Navy Aircraft - United States. Navy
National Archives  description: "United States Navy plane flies toward Japanese Navy float plane and blasts away at it; shells hitting and exploding. Japanese plane flying (from left to right) being shot at by Navy aircraft, Navy plane shooting at Japanese plane, the starboard wing of which falls off. CU Navy fighter shooting down Japanese float plane, which catches on fire and falls to the water...
Keywords: WWII; World War II; GSAP; Gun Sight Aiming Point; United States. -- Navy -- Aviation; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, Japanese; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; WWII In Color
Downloads: 250
[texts]Why Dresden Was Bombed: A Review Of The And Reactions (Unclassified) - Tustin, Joseph P.
TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction: Aspects Of The Controversy 1 Events And Decisions Leading fo The Bombardment . . 4 The Main Allied Attacks The Aftermath: Its Impact On Subsequent Events . . 15 Conclusion 20 Situation Map, 23 April 1945 » "Destruction of the German Armies in Western Europe." LIST OF APPENDICES NUMBER I News item from The New York (Times , International Edition, 12 February 1955 II Article on Bombing of Dresden from Special Edition of Magazine LIFE, "Germany - A Giant Awakened," ...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Dresden (Germany) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, British; World War II
Downloads: 9
[movies]1944 AAF P-38 Gun Camera Film, "Fighter Kills Over Europe," 02/1944 - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #4950. National Archives description "1) CU Map. 2) AV German planes shot down. 3) AV U.S. planes strafe German planes & installations. 4) AV AA.fire hits German plane, plane bursts into flames. 5) AV U.S. planes strafe enemy airfields & hangars. 6) AV Planes strafe enemy trains. 7) AV Many views of German planes bursting into flame. 8) AV German planes strafed on ground...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Lightning (Fighter Plane); GSAP; Gun Sight Aiming Point; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, German
Downloads: 36
[movies]Aircraft Recognition JU-88 - United States. Army Air Forces
National Archives description "This training film focuses on the Junkers Ju 88, a World War II German Luftwaffe twin-engine, multi-role aircraft."National Archives  Identifier: 6044531 s always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself...
Keywords: WWII; Junkers Ju-88 (Bomber); World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, German; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; Airplanes, Military; Airplanes -- Recognition
Downloads: 377
[movies]U.S. Navy Gun Camera, South Pacific - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #10283. National Archives description "Air-to-air: Fighter planes shooting at Japanese fighters (SV; pretty shaky). MS Air-to-air: Tail of plane smoking. AV Plane passes (R to L) under the fighter; engine explodes. AV Strafing a Japanese island (SV); shooting at Japanese "Zeke" (SV). AV Strafing an island; bomb dropping on Japanese airfield. Air-to-air Combat. AV Strafing a Japanese cargo vessel (SV); some vessels anchored near island...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, Japanese; United States. -- Navy -- Aviation; Gun Sight Aiming Point; WWII In Color; United States. Navy; GSAP
Downloads: 97 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Identification Of Aircraft Japanese Fighters 96 And 97 - United States. Army Air Forces
AAF Training film TF 1-439, Identification Of Aircraft Japanese Fighters 96 And 97, 1943. National Archives description: "TRAINING FILM: On identification of Japanese pursuit planes by their prominent features. Gives views of the aircraft models from all aspects. Performance, structure and armament are discussed. Contrasts P-36 with 96 and 97. New model is examined." National Archives Identifier: 36490 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or...
Keywords: Training Film; Nakajima Ki-27 (Fighter plane); World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; WWII; World War, 1939-1945; Airplanes -- Recognition; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, Japanese; Mitsubishi A5M (Fighter plane); Flight Training
Downloads: 123
[movies]Aircraft Recognition Heinkel 177 - United States. Army Air Forces
Army Air Forces training film # TF 1-3621 Aircraft Recognition Heinkel 177  National Archives Identifier: 6042539 listed as "Aircraft Recognition: Heinkel 177, ca. 1942" no description.As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, German; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; Heinkel 177 (Bomber); Airplanes -- Recognition; Airplanes, Military
Downloads: 105
[movies]Flight Operations, Seabee Construction, New Zealand Pilots On Torokina Fighter Strip, Bougainville Island, 12/22/1943 - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #1375. National Archives description "1) LS MS P-39s, F4U, SBDs, Piper Cub, taxi, land, fly etc. from strip-SV. 2) LS MS CBs work with steam roller, dump trucks, bulldozers, graders-SV. 3) MS US flag, MS 2 pilots on F4U wing. 4) MS SCU Ground crew work on SBDs, P-40s, F4U-SV. 5) MS SCU New Zealand pilots." National Archives Identifier: 75975 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these fi...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Navy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, New Zealand; Corsair (Fighter Plane); World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Dauntless (Dive Bomber); World War II; P-40 (Fighter Plane); United States -- Navy -- Seabees
[movies]Germans Capture Dieppe, Nazi Film - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #8593. National Archives description: "Taken from firing German plane (night shot). LS Plane bursting into flames & falling to ground. MLS Burning plane at night on beach. MS German infantrymen digging foxholes & erecting shelters from severe winter weather on hillside. LS PAN Same. MLS Chow wagons in field. MS First aid station; Red Cross flag between 2 rifles; bayonets stuck in earth...
Keywords: WWII; World War II; GSAP; Dieppe Raid, 1942; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, German; World War, 1939-1945
Downloads: 80
[movies]War Dept Film Bulletin 58: Radio Target Plane 1943 - United States. War Department
National Archives description: "On the use of miniature, radio-controlled planes for antiaircraft target practice at Ft. Bliss, Texas. Target planes are lined up and towed to firing ranges. A plane is put on a catapult, its radio mechanism is installed, and it is fired and guided in flight. Gunner trainees fire at the target. Also shows how a parachute is placed in the plane to use for emergency landings." National Archives Identifier: 24466 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy ...
Keywords: Film Bulletin; WWII; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; Fort Bliss (Tex.); Antiaircraft Artillery; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American
Downloads: 45
[texts]Enginology - Wright Aeronautical Corporation
"This It the SECOND EDITION of ENGINOLOGY, revised and enlarged since the FIRST EDITION. Published originally for the guidance of new employees of Wright Aeronautical — as an introduction to internal combustion engines — the book has been requested by thousands of persons outside of Wright Aeronautical; students, aviation mechanics, airlines and manufacturing personnel, instructors and teachers...
Keywords: WWII; Airplanes -- Motors; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Airplanes -- Motors -- Maintenance And Repair; World War, 1939-1945; Airplanes, Military; World War II
Downloads: 69
[texts]Special Operations: AAF Aid To European Resistance Movements 1943-1945 - Warren, Harris Gaylord
"The clandestine struggle of patriots in occupied countries of Europe against their Nazi and fascist conquerors was one of the heroic achievements in World War II. Overwhelmed by the enemy's military power, oppressed by economic and political tyranny, and all out crushed by the most "brutal treatment ever inflicted upon defeated nations, still, the victims of Axis aggression/found the courage and the means to stride back...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War II
Downloads: 296
[movies]PBY On Patrol, 08/1942 - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #16244. National Archives description "1) MS Gunners putting parachutes & 50 cal. machine gun into PBY-5.2) CU Plane crew climbing up past waist hatch, & pilot & co-pilot, into waist hatch in preparation for patrol.3) MS Plane Capt. & MM 1/c checking oil on engines before starting.4) MS Plane Capt. & MM 1/c turning engine over by hand in preparation for starting.5) MS Engines being started on PBY-5.6) MS 50 Cal...
Keywords: WWII; World War II; United States. Navy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval Operations, American; United States. -- Navy -- Aviation; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Seaplanes -- United States
Downloads: 28
[movies]Kamikaze Ceremony PD; Tokyo Way Of Life, Tokyo 1945 - United States. Air Force
Kamikaze Ceremony, PD Tokyo; Way Of Life, Tokyo 1945-10-27 - 1945-11-01 Recreation of a kamikaze ceremony at a Japanese air field in Autumn of 1945 and footage of life in occupied Tokyo.Description from the National Archives: REEL 1: Chofu, Japan. 41' MLS inside a Shinto Shrine, four Kamikaze pilots dressed in flying gear, walk towards camera and bow towards shrine. 45' MLS Same as above. 17' MS Low angle showing the four pilots lined up abreast and bowing...
Keywords: WWII In Color; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; Japan. -- History -- Allied Occupation, 1945-1952; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, Japanese; Kamikaze pilots -- Japan
Downloads: 248
[texts]The Aileron As An Aid To Recovery From The Spin - Neihouse, A. I.
"As part of a general investigation by the NACA of factors that affect the spin, the use of the aileron as an aid to recovery from the spin was studied. Tests of 10 different models, covering a wide range of mass distribution, were made in the NACA free-spinning tunnel to determine the effects of a large downward deflection of the outboard aileron and a normal angular deflections of the ailerons upon recovery"Digitized by www.dtic.mil
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; NACA Report; World War, 1939-1945; Airplanes -- Models -- Testing; World War II; Aeronautics; Ailerons; Spinning (Aerodynamics)
Downloads: 17
[movies]Japanese Air Attack, 04/05/1945 - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #7702 Film begins with aerial views from airplane in flight. Then views of planes on carrier.  Crew on deck. Cargo unloaded. Plane takes off from carrier and crashes into ocean. Then view of ship afire, on horizon.  View on carrier of flight operations. Scenes of AA guns firing and planes shot down. National Archives description doesn't seem to fit:"1) Bugler sounds bugle call "& bos"n pipes call into inter-com wall phone.2) HS Ammunition ship alongside during tr...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, Japanese; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval Operations, American; Kamikaze Pilots -- Japan; United States. Navy; World War, 1939-1945
Downloads: 30
[movies]Paratroopers Blitz - United States. Army
Silent U.S. Army footage of WWII paratroops. Might be outtakes from The Army-Navy Screen Magazine.National Archives Identifier: 13951As  always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you  intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider  making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or  Archive.org itself. Thanks :)
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; World War II; United States. Army; US Army; Parachute Troops; United States. -- Army -- Airborne Division
Downloads: 142
[movies][V-1 flying] Robot Bombs: Flight And Damage - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film # 5197, Robot Bombs: Flight And Damage. National Archives description: "1) LS Robot bombs in flight-SV. 2) CU Wreckage of exploded robot bombs-SV. QUALITY:  GENERALLY GOOD." National Archives Identifier: 77393 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself...
Keywords: WWII; V-1 Rocket; World War, 1939-1945; WWII; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Technology; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, German; Bombing, Aerial
Downloads: 67
[texts]USAF Airborne Operations World War II And Korean War - Bowen, Lee
CONTENTS I. Airborne Assault Operations in North Africa, November 1942 1 II. Airborne Operations in Sicily, 9-14 July 1943 9 Husky I, 9-10 July 1943 10 Husky II, 11-12 July 1943 12 Ladbroke, 9-10 July 1943 13 Fustian, 13-14 July 1943 16 Conclusions 18 III. Airdrop at Nadzab, Nev Guinea, 5-6 September 1943 23 IV. Airborne Operations in Burma, 5 March to 17 May 1944 29 Background for Operation Thursday 29 Command and Control 32 Operation Thursday's Initial Phase, 5-11 March 1944 33 Operation Thurs...
Keywords: United States. Air Force; Military Operations, Strategy And Tactics; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Aerial Operations, American
Downloads: 3
[movies]Shelling Of Cisterna & U.S. Army In Action (armored sleds), 05/24/1944 - United States. Navy
 Naval Photographic Center film #4150. National Archives description: "1) GV Column troop-loaded trucks leaves area.2) LS U.S. tank burns in distance. 3) MS File of troops with rifles, shovels, pick-axes pass. 4) MS SCU Tank passes towing infantry armored sleds. 5) MS SCU Medium tank passes pulling men prone in armored sleds." National Archives Identifier: 76974As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, pleas...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; United States. Army; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Tank Warfare
Downloads: 60
[movies]Army Light Planes Spot For Artillery Barrage, Pacific - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces Combat Film Report # CF-277 Army Light Planes Spot For Artillery Barrage, Pacific. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Keywords: WWII; Army Air Forces -- Combat Film Report; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945; World War II
Downloads: 118
[movies]Inside The Enola Gay - United States. Department of Energy
Very short film about the Enola Gay, from the Department of Energy record group at the National Archives. No description listed. Not sure the origin of this film - couldn't find any film of that title in any catalogs. The original film has become a green color (?) so I also have uploaded a black and white version as well.National Archives Identifier: 88425 Listed as "E-6 10 SEC (INSIDE THE ENOLA GAY)"As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or o...
Keywords: B-29 Bomber; WWII; World War II; Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War, 1939-1945; Atomic Bomb; A-bomb
Downloads: 921 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[texts]Pilot Transition To Combat Aircraft - United States. Army Air Forces
"Transition training, a stage in the development of a pilot's skill, begins when he first faces the controls of an unfamiliar airplane. It reoccurs as the first stage of progression to each new and more complex plane. Thus a pilot passes through a period of transition each time he learns to fly a specific type of aircraft. The necessity for transition to operational aircraft has existed since the time of the first employment of combat types...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Training; World War II
Downloads: 64
[movies]Captured Nazi film: "Fernbomber über dem Atlantik" - United States. Navy
US Navy film # MN-3404 "Navy Long Range Bombers Over The Atlantic." Captured Nazi film repurposed to encourage U.S. war industrial production. National Archives Identifier: 12902 no description. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself...
Keywords: United States. Navy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, German; WWII; World War, 1939-1945; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Atlantic Ocean
Downloads: 107
[texts]Coningham: A Biography Of Air Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham, KCB, KBE, DSO, MC, DFC, AFC - Center for Air Force History (U.S.)
Contents List of Illustrations ix Acknowledgements xi Prologue Flight of the Star Tiger I London to Lisbon, 27-28 January 1948 1 1 . 'Doing the Best they Can' Arthur and Alice, 1863-1912 5 2. 'A Wonderful Life' From Lake Rotoiti to Castle Bromwich, 1912-18 12 3. 'A Very, Very Happy Lot' Coningham and 92 Squadron, March 1918 to January 1919 24 4. 'The Qualities of a Senior Officer' Coningham in England, Iraq and Egypt, February 1919 to May 1926 33 5...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; Great Britain -- History, Military -- 20th Century -- Biography; Coningham, Arthur, Sir, 1895-1948; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, British; World War II
Downloads: 9
[texts]The Development of the Heavy Bomber, 1918-1944 - DuBuque, Jean H.
"This historical monograph of the development of the heavy bomber covers the period from the United States' participation in World War I to the end of 1944. As necessary background for the Material Division's and aircraft manufacturer's accomplishments, the controversy among the Air Corps, the War Department, and the Navy Department over the heavy bomber's procurement and employment is surveyed in some detail."Digitized by www.dtic.mil
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; Bombers -- American -- 1930-1940; United States. Army Air Forces
Downloads: 53
[texts]With Courage: The U.S. Army Air Forces In World War II - Nalty, Bernard C
Contents Foreword v Preface vii A Weapon and an Idea 1 Europe in Flames 41 In Desperate Battle 97 Building Air Power 137 Defeating Italy and Germany 185 Victory over Japan 261 A New Age 307 Theater Maps 319 Air Forces Lineages 321 Selected Readings 337 Index 349 Photographic Essa American Aviation in World War I 4 Mason Patrick 8 The Billy Mitchell Era 11 American Aviation in the 1920s 14 Benjamin Foulois 19 Evolution of the Bomber 22 Organization Chart, 1935 25 Air Corps Tactical School 27 A Pr...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945; WWII; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- History
Downloads: 127
[movies]Attack Aviation: Employment Against Hostile Airdromes., 1937 - United States. Army
1937 U.S. Army Air Corps training film # TF-27 Attack Aviation: Employment Against Hostile Airdromes.Description at the National Archives: "'Enemy' air bases at Anniston and Oxford, Ala., are attacked by two flights of planes in an aerial maneuver. Charts are used to diagram the operation. 'Enemy' planes on the ground are strafed and bombed with parachute-type bombs and the area is sprayed with war gas...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War II; Flight Training; Training Film; WWII
Downloads: 106
[movies]GSAP: Attack On Guam & Beach, 07/13/1944 - 07/17/1944 - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #5132. National Archives description "AV Strafing some ground installations; many tracers coming back up.AV Strafing small village; tracers coming back up.AV Strafing in the jungles; flak coming up.AV Shot from back seat: Large smoke columns coming from ground.AV Point of land; smoke coming from it; one bomb explosion.AV Strafing some gun emplacements; tracers coming back up.AV Strafing along road.A to A Japanese single-engine plane being shot at (two views).AV Str...
Keywords: GSAP; WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Guam; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Navy; Gun Sight Aiming Point; WWII In Color
Downloads: 28
[movies]Bomb Damage In Germany, 1945 - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces Combat Film Report # CF-226 Bomb Damage In Germany, 1945. National Archives description: "Shows the ruins of buildings and a huge scrap heap of wrecked German planes." As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself...
Keywords: WWII; Army Air Forces -- Combat Film Report; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War II
Downloads: 201
[movies]Bomb Damage, Yokohama, Japan 7/4/45 - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces silent Combat Subjects film #4522. Footage of Yokohama Japan and bomb damage. Slate "7th Combat Camera, MORRIS, Date 7/4, Subj BOMB DAMAGE" National Archives Identifier: 5526 no description. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Army Air Forces -- Combat Subjects; World War, 1939-1945; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan
Downloads: 64 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Japanese Film: Japanese Pilots; Dive Bombers; Aerials Of Dive Bombers In Flight, 1943 - United States. Navy
National Archives description "1) GV Japanese pilots; Japanese dive bombers lined up on field, they warm up, some take off-4Vs.2) AV Japanese dive bombers in flight loaded with bombs.3) AV Several flights of Japanese dive bombers.ALL VALS" National Archives Identifier: 76971 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org its...
Keywords: Aichi D3A; WWII; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, Japanese; World War, 1939-1945
Downloads: 92
[movies]General Eisenhower Leaves Paris: Orly Airfield, France, 06/21/1945 - United States. Army
Extracted from "Ruins Of Leipzig, Germany; Gen. Ike Leaves Paris: Orly Airfield, France, 06/21/1945" No National Archives description. National Archives Identifier: 18616 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- France
Downloads: 18
[texts]Flight Tests Of The High Speed Performance Of A P-51B airplane (AAF no. 43-12105) - Wartime Reports (United States. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics)
Digitized by Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL).
Keywords: NACA Report; Kingcobra (Fighter Plane); World War II; Aeronautics; Airplanes -- Models -- Testing; World War, 1939-1945; WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American
Downloads: 34
[texts]Army Air Forces Statistical Digest: World War II - United States. Army Air Forces. Office of Statistical Control
"Army Air Forces Statistical Digest (World War II) published by the Office of Statistical Control, Headquarters, Army Air Forces, makes available in one volume and on a uniform basis summary statistics on AAF personnel, aircraft, equipment, combat operations and other activities during World War II." Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center...
Keywords: WWII; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Statistics; World War, 1939-1945 -- Chronology
Downloads: 51
[movies]Newsreel: Amazing Combat Films Of U.S. Raid On Germany - United States. Navy
Extracted from Naval Photographic Center film # 2687 "Supplements To Navy In The Air PSL-719" Footage of the 1st Schweinfurt Raid. National Archives description:"23) GV US Army air attack on Germany by B-17s and P-47s (MV)." National Archives Identifier: 76513 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself...
Keywords: United States. Navy; United States. Army Air Forces; Newsreel; WWII; World War II; Bombing, Aerial; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Thunderbolt (Fighter Plane); B-17 Bomber
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[texts]Flexible Gunnery Training In The AAF - United States. Army Air Forces
CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 1 I ESTABLISHMENT OF SCHOOLS AND SECURING OF STUDENTS 5 II THE PROBLEM OF INSTRUCTORS AND OFFICER PERSONNEL AND OF TRAINING EQUIPMENT 22 III THE PATTERN OF TRAINING 37 IV SIGHTING AND FIRING SYSTEMS 49 V THE TURRET PROBLEM 72 VI CONTINUITY AND CONTROL OF TRAINING 84 VII SUMMARY 96 GLOSSARY 105 BIBLIOGRAPHY 107 INDEX 110 THIS PAGE Declassified IAW E012958 ILLUSTRATIONS Stripping Guns and Detecting Malfunctions 44 Moving Base Ranges 52 Air-to-air Firing 66 Turret Training 76 ...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; USAF historical studies; World War II; Gunners, Aerial; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Gunnery
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[texts]TIdal Wave Recollections - McClain, James
"Tidal Wave was the code name for the joint Eighth Air Force/Ninth Air Force mission to destroy Germany’s main source of fuel for its military forces, the refinery complex in and around Ploesti, Romania." Journal article digitized by  http://www.afhso.af.mil/ & copyright status is unspecified there.
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; Ploieşti, Battles of, Ploieşti, Romania, 1943-1944; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II
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[movies]Patrol Plane Activities, Pelican Pt., Australia, 07/02/1942 - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #190. National Archives description "1) AV Pan Pelican Pt., Australia, bay, terrain - SV 2) AV pan bay & Pelican Point PBY on beach 3) CUs Radar - amall boats in bay PBY on beach 4) MS, LS&S-CU landing - MS PBY - SV 5) S-CU PBY beaching crew handle & refuel plane 6) S-CU pilot removed from blister, pick-a-back SV 7) LS Observation plane overhead 8) MS&S-CU cruiser, observ.plane overhead 9) LS Crew beaching PBY 10) MS small boat approaches 11) MS men flag in PBY 12)...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Navy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval Operations, American; United States. -- Navy -- Aviation; World War II; Seaplanes -- United States
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[movies]Nazi Film: Germans Capture Dieppe - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #2104. Silent German footage of Dieppe Raid in 1942. National Archives description: "MS British Tommies (prisoners) marching thru city.CU Surrendered British Tommies.CU Wonnded Tommy prisoner.CU Shoulder packs of Canadian troops.LS PAN Bombed debris at Dieppe, including captured rifles, other armament, munitions & equipment. Lone line of surrendered British Tommies marching thru street of Dieppe; natives observing in BG.LS Down country road: Hundreds of British pri...
Keywords: WWII; Newsreel; World War II; Dieppe Raid, 1942; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, German; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France
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[texts]B-29 Story: The Plane That Won The War - Gurney, Gene
B-29 Story: The Plane That Won The War by Major Gene Gurney, USAF. CONTENTS The Birth of the Giant 4 How Will It Fly? 8 The War Drums Roll 14 The Journey Begins 18 Journey to War 22 "A Damned Trucking Outfit" 27 Rodeo Over Bangkok 30 Ding Hao! 34 Betty Over Target 38 Summer Operations 42 The Hard Way Back 52 To The Marianas 62 A New Year - An Old Story 68 Rescue at Sea 74 Iwo or Ditch 80 The Giant Pays Its Way 82 Now We're in Business 92 The Journey's End 98 B-29 Veterans 109 Digitized by Google...
Keywords: WWII; World War II; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; B-29 Bomber; World War, 1939-1945
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[movies]Fallschirm-Jäger: German Parachutists, 1940 - United States. Navy
U.S. Navy film #16720. Captured German paratrooper film, Fallschirm-Jäger. Note the comment below by "rening1964" that the planes are Junkers aircraft not Fokker as described in the following description. National Archives description: "1) MS Three-motored Fokker taking off with paratroopers.2) MS UA Paratroopers jumping from three-engine Fokker on training jump.3) CU Parachutist jumping out of plane.4) MS Parachute opening.5) MS Parachutist landing after test jump...
Keywords: WWII; World War II; Germany. -- Armed Forces -- Parachute Troops; Parachute Troops; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, German
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[texts]The Maintenance Of Army Aircraft In The United States, 1939-1945 (General Development And Policies) - Ackerman, Robert W.
"This study of the maintenance of Army aircraft is one of a number of histories dealing with material activities of the Army Air Forces during World War II. For the most part, the study was written at Wright Field, headquarters of AAF services and procurement agencies, by Capt. Robert W. Ackerman of the Materiel Section, AAF Historical Office. The following broad phrases of aircraft maintenance are covered: maintenance practices before 1939, the development of headquarters control of maintenance...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Airplanes, Military -- Maintenance and repair; World War, 1939-1945; USAF historical studies; World War II; United States. Army Air Forces
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[movies]War Dept Film Bulletin 36: Attack Via The Sky, 1942 - United States. War Department
National Archives description: "Airborne operations are demonstrated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Planes take off and paratroopers are dropped. Shows the work of medical aids and other specialists. Cargo planes land in a "captured" field, artillery and vehicles are unloaded, and a bridge is blown up." National Archives Identifier: 24447
Keywords: Film Bulletin; Parachute Troops; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Fort Bragg (N.C.); Douglas DC-3 (Transport Plane)
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